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RECORDING ACADEMY RESPONDS TO EX-MUSICARES EXEC'S ALLEGATIONS
Point, counterpoint. (5/24a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: STAR WARS
"America" (still) first (5/24a)
JACKSON ESTATE SAYS "BEAT IT" TO ABC/DISNEY OVER SPECIAL
Mickey Mouse Club subscription canceled. (5/24a)
ISLAND HOPPING: BEESE HEADS TO U.S.
U.K. label chief heads Stateside (5/24a)
DOWN THE TUBE: LYOR'S PRESS TOUR
It's a veritable looney tune. (5/24a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
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RECORDING ACADEMY RESPONDS TO EX-MUSICARES EXEC'S ALLEGATIONS
Point, counterpoint. (5/24a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: STAR WARS
"America" (still) first (5/24a)
JACKSON ESTATE SAYS "BEAT IT" TO ABC/DISNEY OVER SPECIAL
Mickey Mouse Club subscription canceled. (5/24a)
ISLAND HOPPING: BEESE HEADS TO U.S.
U.K. label chief heads Stateside (5/24a)
DOWN THE TUBE: LYOR'S PRESS TOUR
It's a veritable looney tune. (5/24a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
RUMOR MILL
DarcusBeese
5/24/18

Island Records U.K. President Darcus Beese will indeed cross the pond to take over David Massey’s role as the head of the label’s U.S. imprint. His ship docks on 7/1.


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Recording Academy logo
5/24/18

Following a Variety story detailing allegations from a former MusiCares executive, the Recording Academy has issued a rebuttal...


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Childish
5/24/18

Post Malone continued to rake in the dough on the third week of release of beerbongs & Bentleys, with two tracks in the Top 5 of our Songs Revenue Chart and 14 remaining in the Top 50 (compared to 17 the previous week). There has been some slippage on every one of those tracks’ tallies, but that’s typically how it goes. By contrast, Childish Gambino’s game-changing “This Is America” remained the top earner in its second week with its revenue essentially flat—and that is not typical.


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lyor control
5/24/18

Those who’ve followed Lyor Cohen’s checkered career detect more than a whiff of snake oil in his latest blather.


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may22
5/24/18

BTS has inched ahead of Post Malone, but it remains a tight race for #1. Both the sales-driven K-Pop band and the stream-powered rapper have ticked up since our prior read.


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branca mj
5/24/18

The Estate of Michael Jackson has issued a sternly worded rebuke to ABC-TV and parent The Walt Disney Company over TV special The Last Days of Michael Jackson, due to air tonight, noting that it is wholly unauthorized. The show, the dispatch reads, "is not sponsored or approved by the Estate," adding...


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5/24/18

Sony Music chieftain Rob Stringer emphasized diversification in terms of both streaming platforms and investment opportunities during a presentation to Sony Corp. investors at the parent company’s Tokyo headquarters earlier this week.


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Brynn Elliott
5/24/18

Big Yellow Dog Music, the Nashville-based indie pubco and artist-development incubator founded by Carla Wallace and Kerry O’Neil, has launched a label in partnership with Atlantic through WMG Nashville. The first release is “Time of Our Lives” a single from singer/songwriter Brynn Elliott. It drops today—which is also Elliott’s graduation day from Harvard.


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5/24/18

Vevo is responding to the arrival of YouTube Music by phasing out its mobile apps and web site to focus on its music video distribution efforts.


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playboi snl
5/23/18

AWGE/Interscope's Playboi Carti, whose Die Lit is still going strong and who made his Saturday Night Live debut recently by joining Nicki Minaj on her "Poke It Out," poses with a starry array of guests. Rumors that one of the sketches from the show is still going on couldn't be confirmed at presstime...


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5/23/18

Our inside man on Spotify's "hate policy" and the exiting Troy Carter, Childish Gambino's "America," the EMI pub sale, Vivendi's hopes for a UMG float and more.


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Irving Azoff
5/23/18

Unlike certain other powerful people, Irving Azoff tweets rarely, but when he does, it’s unvaryingly pithy and pointed. What inspired him to go on record Tuesday night was that much-discussed Business Insider story headlined “YouTube's Lyor Cohen says to forget about YouTube's rocky past with the music industry because the real threat is Spotify and Apple.” Irving, who has referred to Lyor as “Liar Cohen,” took issue with that assertion.


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EMI Music Publishing
5/23/18

Well, it's done: Sony has reached a deal with the Mubadala-led group of investors to acquire its 60% interest in EMI Music Publishing.


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pulse rich
5/23/18

Hip-hop breakout Rich the Kid exults in his new pub deal with Pulse Music Group (inked after a hard-fought contest) by posing with company Co-CEOs Josh Abraham (l) and Scott Cutler (r) and A&R hitter Kayode Wellington. "Let's get this party started! We're gonna kick it Silver Lake-style," Cutler declared, inviting everyone out for a feast of locally sourced avocado toast and bone broth.


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stormy
5/23/18

Good Lord, is it Stormy Daniels Day already? How the year's flown by.


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5/23/18

Spotify’s Creator Marketing department is launching a new feature for the Spotify for Artists platform to point artists in the right direction on how to make the most of the platform’s data and opportunities. It's called The Game Plan.


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5/23/18

Apple is rumored to be developing a new iteration of its HomePod smart speaker, this time using Beats branding and hitting a $200 price point—$150 less than the current model...


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backstreetsback
5/22/18

It's a three-way tie between Backstreet Boys, JLo/Khaled/Cardi and Selena Gomez at T40, while Diplo crushes Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Bastille is on top...


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5/22/18

It might be described as a soft launch. Shortly after noon East Coast time, YouTube posted a promo for its YouTube Music two-tiered streaming service, which you can check out past the jump, along with a blog entry extolling the service’s virtues. The big industry angle is…


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fonsi is cool
5/22/18

"For some reason, I'm feeling 60% more buoyant than usual," declares Sony/ATV boss Marty Bandier during this photo op to celebrate the re-inking of Latin-music megastar Luis Fonsi. "Did you know that you can sing 'Mubadala' to the tune of 'Despacito?' I don't know why that just occurred to me."


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Good Lord, is it @StormyDaniels Day already? https://t.co/RYpfWIffyz @WeHoCity @ChiChiLaRues @MichaelAvenatti https://t.co/BLqo2qGeLY
Tired of reading our gobbledygook? Check out what we're listening to instead. Which one of our @Spotify playlists i… https://t.co/Ftx0oB3BMc
Top 20 update: @BTS_twt inches ahead of @PostMalone in the battle for #1 on our chart, though both have gained mome… https://t.co/PM3wLo2jsy
"Did you know you can sing '@Mubadala ' to the tune of #Despacito?" https://t.co/X2VsrfRHvA @LuisFonsi… https://t.co/JdEGqrzyg6
Who's on the cover of our newest print edition, you ask? Why, it's the ridiculously talented @donaldglover, aka… https://t.co/p076goHkDx
"To say that @lyorcohen's credibility in terms of playing fair and telling the truth in both management and other b… https://t.co/1aXmu4ofOU
HITS Top 50 chart #1 @PostMalone #2 @pink #3 @playboicarti see the rest here: https://t.co/5VgmlWsvRd https://t.co/IjGQXGScEK
Post Toasted: Thoughts on @ltsGambino #brucespringsteen @CHVRCHES @kingprincess @lsdofficial @ArcticMonkeys… https://t.co/Z70h7V98SI
History lesson: Remembering a few decades of music censorship https://t.co/eJZQMVgr2b @FINALLEVEL @Spotify… https://t.co/idOnRRNZsL
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